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Looking past the unicorn hunt

It sounds like such a simple premise: “just build the killer app for robots and you’ll sell a zillion”, but it doesn’t work like that. If I had a dime for every time an investor has said to me over the past 12 months, “you need to build the killer app for your Misty robot and then let’s talk” we wouldn’t need

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Programming robots at DevWeek NYC

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” — Marcel Proust We had the great pleasure of sponsoring New York Developer Week this year, not only the event but also the Hackathon, which was the largest Misty has participated at to date. Why do we do Hackathons? We believe in the power of perspective. When

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When robots do surprising things

I’m sure you’ve seen movies based on the premise of robots suddenly doing weird things they weren’t programmed to do. Chaos ensues and everybody leaves the theater worried about the future. Well, robots suddenly behaving in unexpected ways isn’t actually a possibility, right? It turns out, it kind of is, but in a good way. We’ve all heard the phrase “the

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A day in the life of a robot test engineer

I call myself a test engineer, but that’s just a way of covering a lot of possibilities quickly. I’ve held titles ranging from “Software Quality Assurance Engineer” to “Software Engineer in Test” to “Head of Quality”. All these different titles can be confusing, but they’re all about the same thing: using engineering to make software and hardware projects as good

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The crowdfunding campaign may have ended, but Misty is just getting started

As we described all the way back in October of 2017 (that’s like two decades in robot years), ours is a long-term plan. With the completion of our 30-day crowdfunding campaign for Misty II, Phase One: Unleash the Inventors! is now well underway. During the past month, we’ve sought you out — developers, makers, entrepreneurs, students and educators — and we’ve asked you what you want in

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